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MakeFest 2017

19 – 20 August 2017

  • 10am to 5pm
  • Recommended for ages 6 and older
  • Entry is free, though certain activities may be chargeable
  • Step-free access. Wheelchair-accessible toilets nearby. Read our facilities guide.

MakeFest is our annual celebration of hands-on, do-it-yourself making.

Artists, makers, crafters and coders will take over the Museum of Science and Industry for a whole weekend to show off their skills and encourage everyone to have a go at making something for themselves.


Be a Maker at MakeFest 2017

We need all kinds of people to make MakeFest happen. High tech or low tech and anything in between, if you want to be a Maker at this year’s MakeFest then we want to hear from you.

You can apply to:

  • Have a maker station to show your work and get people making
  • Run a workshop
  • Give demonstrations
  • Have another idea? Let us know on your application

Applications can be submitted from individuals or groups. Your creation doesn’t even need to be finished – works in progress are always welcome. All applications must be submitted by 11.59pm on Tuesday 6 June 2017 (extended from Friday 26 May).

Apply now

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